Decorating with Peach Fuzz: Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2024

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PANTONE is the universal language of colour for designers, brands, and manufacturers. So it’s safe to say the Pantone Colour Institute holds a lot of sway when it decides what’s hot. Since starting in 1999, the company’s trend forecasting of the colour of the year has become a cultural pinnacle for creatives everywhere – and we at Juliettes Interiors are no exception! Our design team couldn’t be more delighted that the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2024 is Peach Fuzz!

What is Peach Fuzz?

“A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless,” says Pantone Color Institute’s Executive Director, Leatrice Eiseman, and we couldn’t agree more! A stunning addition to homes both classic and contemporary; as an accent or the main event, Peach Fuzz does exactly what it says on the paint tin! This gentle, velvety peach tone is perfect for creating a luxurious, elegant look that emulates comfort and cosiness, whilst also feeling bright and breezy. Which is why, despite being THE colour of 2024, it’s a choice that will keep on giving in the years to come.

Peach colour psychology

“PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others. It’s a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.”

~ Pantone

Peach is one of the few colours that can simultaneously be soft and stimulating. That’s because it’s a healthy mix of joyful yellow, exuberant orange and soothing white. We tend to associate this shade with feelings of warmth, friendliness and optimism. And this means it’s particularly great for creating an inviting atmosphere in more communal spaces, such as the living room, kitchen, hallway, and dining area. But its calming qualities make Peach a excellent addition to the areas you like to relax in, too. Bedrooms, bathrooms, even reading nooks: the benefits of peach decor extend to every corner of the home.

Peach in history

But just because Peach Fuzz is the colour of the year doesn’t mean it’s only just having its day. In fact, it’s been making its mark on interiors throughout the ages. From Art Deco glamour, to mid century modern, to 1980s Palm Beach eclecticism, peach is an inherently luxurious colour oozing with youthful sophistication. And it’s thanks to this rich history, that peach is the ideal accompaniment to retro revival styles, pairing perfectly with the likes of curves and arches, marble floors and printed wallpapers, furniture crafted in wood and stone, and opulent gold and brass accents.

Incorporating Peach Fuzz into your home

From subtle accents to bold statements, there are endless possibilities for incorporating Peach Fuzz in your interior design. Whether it’s through scatter cushions, kitchen splashbacks, lighting fixtures, or even larger pieces of furniture such as beds and sofas, even the smallest splash of Peach Fuzz will add warmth and energy to any space. For those seeking a more daring approach, peach can even be used for floors, walls, and ceilings. Some particularly exciting ways to do so include marble tiles, plaster effect surfaces, and custom printed wallpaper.

What colours go with peach?

Peach is (just) recognised as a pastel colour, meaning other muted tones such as powdery blues and creamy yellows will work well to create a cohesive look. It often features in colour palettes derived from images of dreamy sunsets and sandy beaches, so contrasting with vibrant turquoises or deep purples naturally offers an exciting visual. We also love how it interacts with earthy greens! But if you like the idea of introducing peach into a more neutral setting, there are also plenty of options. Layering different peach and pink shades helps to create depth and interest, whilst whites, greys and beiges will provide a sophisticated backdrop that allows Peach Fuzz to shine! In addition to paint and upholstery, natural materials such as light-coloured woods and stones, as well as gold and bronze tones, are an ideal combination.

Customise your furniture order

Can’t get enough of Peach Fuzz either? Here at Juliettes Interiors, all of our luxury furniture designs and home accessories are fully customisable, allowing you to select the exact shade, size and material to suit your space. So, if you see a design you like, but it’s not quite the colour you were after, have no fear! Simply get in touch to discuss options. Or perhaps you’re feeling inspired to totally mix-up your home’s aesthetic. If so, we also offer an award-winning luxury interior design service, with clientele including celebrities and even royalty!

Peachy Keen

Whether you’re changing out a few key features, or completely redecorating your home, Peach Fuzz is a timeless choice. From subtle accents to bold statements, this versatile hue adds warmth, elegance, and sophistication to any space. Its rich history in interior design, coupled with its endless creative possibilities, make this colour a beloved choice among homeowners and designers alike.

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